Runners ready and set to raise thousands of pounds for charity at the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K

Burnley is set to welcome thousands of runner on Sunday 15th July for a 10K to remember.

Thousands of runners from the North West and beyond will pull on their trainers for the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K on Sunday 15th July.

Firmly established as one of the best-loved runs in Lancashire, the event will bring thousands of spectators on to the streets and generate a huge cash boost for local charities.

Internet sensation Dawn Nisbet will be a recognisable face taking part in this year’s run. Dawn’s image – of her crossing the finish line of a Parkrun – went viral after people were inspired by the joy on her face, despite finishing in final place.

Since then, thousands have followed Oldham mum-of-two Dawn’s journey to fitness and she’s been featured on TV and radio.

The Asda Foundation Burnley 10K starts in Towneley Park, before a long downhill section along Todmorden Road. The route then levels out to cross Harry Potts Way at Turf Moor, and follows Belvedere Road to the fire station before turning left into Thompson Park. The course then follows parkland paths which take in the beautiful Boating Lake and Italian Gardens.

Runners leave Thompson Park at Queen Victoria Road and then head up Queens Park Road, taking in further parkland. They then run down Ormerod Road to meet Belvedere Road again and triumphantly return to Towneley Park for the finish line.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Head of Events with racer organiser Run For All, said: “The Asda Foundation Burnley 10K is always a great event. The atmosphere is electric and Towneley Park offers a wonderful setting for our start and finish lines.

“We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to the event and are confident that it will be a success.”

Mandy Rivett, Co-ordinator of the Asda Foundation, said: “It will be terrific to see thousands of smiling faces at the Burnley 10K start line on Sunday 15th July. It has been great to see the event grow in popularity year on year and become a highly popular part of our Asda Foundation 10K series. We wish the very best of luck to everyone taking part.”

Runners can take part for fun, a personal challenge or to raise funds for charity. They can fundraise for a good cause of their own choice or for one of the event’s partner charities – Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Macmillan Cancer Support, Pendleside Hospice, Burnley Leisure Trust, Every Action Has Consequences and Burnley FC in the Community.

The Burnley 10K is supported by the Asda Foundation, Runderwear, Motorpoint, 2BR, Burnley Express, Burnley Borough Council, Aftershokz, Up & Running, The Calico Group, Arla Protein, Urbaser Ltd and BananaKick.

A limited number of entries are still available in this weekend’s event. For more information, go to http://www.runforall.com/10k/burnley/

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